Our guest this week, Shaziana Kaderali, is a Master's candidate at McGill University in Aerospace Engineering. Her research is focused on Space Situational Awareness and Spaceflight Dynamics. She helps satellite operators avoid collisions, among much else! She's a jack of all trades and a master of all of them, and we've got her on the show to talk all things aerospace!
What's an aerospace engineer thinking about first thing in the morning?
What do we mean by dynamics and specifically aerospace dynamics?
What's going on up there in orbit around our lovely little planet?
Should we be worried about the exponential increase in orbital objects and debris in freefall around the earth?
What is the future of aerospace engineering going to look like?
How do we dispose of dead or defunct spacecraft and what's the end-of-life process?
and many, many, many more!
Topics & Concepts
Roberta Bondar: The First Canadian Woman in Space
Perseverance: The Latest Mars Rover
Views from the Solar System
Motion & Forces: Drag & Perturbations
Satellite Operators vs. Air-Traffic Controllers
Propulsion & Newton's 3rd Law
Known Unknowns of Orbiting Spacecraft
Orbits: Geospatial & Low- & Medium-Earth, Molniya, Lagrange
The International Space Station (ISS)
Kessler Syndrome & The Debris Problem
The Kosmos-Irridium Collision
The Future of Aerospace Engineering
Quantum Satellite Technology
Death of a Spacecraft
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